It is a reaction to a situation where a person feels threatened or anxious.
Stress can be positive (e.g., preparing for a wedding) or negative (e.g., dealing with a natural disaster).
Our support group is based on our “Am I Abused” packet. Also available in Spanish.) English Language Support Groups Download a support group flier (in English & Spanish) Wednesdays: pm – pm* Spanish Language Support Group Tuesdays: pm – pm* * Childcare is provided for evening support groups.
HEART – Healing, Empowerment, Art and Recovery Together Download a HEART flyer Wednesdays, – a Asupport group using art to explore: Dealing with Emotions, Understanding Self, Overcoming Trauma and Loss, Developing Skills for Healthy Self-care, Embracing Joy & Happiness, and Showing & Growing Gratitude For more information or to apply to participate, contact Joan at 734-4116. All DVS services are free of charge and confidential.
Feeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress.
Resist the temptation to give the abusive person “one more chance.” If you have been raped, call one of the Rape Hotlines.Sometimes after experiencing a traumatic event that is especially frightening—including personal or environmental disasters, or being threatened with an assault—people have a strong and lingering stress reaction to the event.Strong emotions, jitters, sadness, or depression may all be part of this normal and temporary reaction to the stress of an overwhelming event.If you or someone you’re with is hurt or in danger, get away and get help from a friend or neighbor. It is very common to have mixed feelings about someone who is violent towards you. If you, a family member or a friend has been beaten up or sexually abused, or if your own behavior is out of control or violent, it is time to seek help.These free, weekly, facilitated groups offer a confidential setting for discussion, support, and more.Support groups are provided in a variety of locations and times.Find someone to talk to who will believe you and respect your feelings.Everybody gets angry sometimes, but there are times when some people get so angry they totally lose control.Your support will help us better serve Rockingham and Strafford Counties ultimately making the Greater Seacoast a safer place to live.In addition, there are coffee shops and ice cream places if you would like to keep it simple on a first date.